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Behind door number 6 is phlogiston

Nick is still churning out  cracking chemistry limericks for advent. Hope you are enjoying them.

 

Phlogiston

When trying to explain combustion,

Alchemists had a conjunction,

The theory decreed,

For fire you need,

A material containing phlogiston.

But phlogiston is obscene,

Its existence has never been,

Fire’s explanation,

Lies in fast oxidation,

A theory unflawed it would seem.

 

By Nicholas Dawson

By December 5, 2013 2 comments Uncategorized